Access up-to-date information on road closures, floods, fires, and other weather emergencies affecting the Parkes Shire.
Click here to pay your water bill via the MyParkes portal.
Parkes Shire Council manages water infrastructure for the Parkes/Peak Hill Water Supply System that supplies the towns of Parkes and Peak Hill, as well as the townships of Alectown and Cookamidgera.
Council also manages the water supply to the townships of Bogan Gate, Trundle, Tullamore and rural consumers in between. This system is known as the 'B' section pipeline, which carries water from Forbes.
Council’s water charges have been developed in accordance with the State Government’s Best Practice Guidelines and Section 501 of the Local Government Act. You can download the Best Practice Pricing Policy here
Compliance with these Guidelines is an important criterion for eligibility for funding under The State Government’s Country Towns Water Program. An access charge will apply to all properties (including vacant land) within 225m of a Council water pipe, whether connected or not.
Residents and ratepayers who are required to operate a home dialysis machine in their principal place of residence are subject to a water usage concession. See Water Charges for Home Dialysis Policy for more information.
For interruptions outside these hours, please phone the after hours emergency number on 1800 648 585.
If you suspect a leak within your property's system, you should call your plumber to investigate.
Find out more information here on water billing notices throughout the year.
Small every day actions add up to big water savings overall. Here is a list of useful tips to help save water inside the home
To effectively manage water supply and security for our residents, Parkes Shire Council implements restrictions on water usage under the Local Government Regulation, to ensure water supply is preserved in times of drought or other water scarcity.
Since 1 July 2010 Council reads water meters four (4) times a year. Readings are done in September, December, March and June with the accounts being due the following month.